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Welcome to the Caldecott Primary School Governors Page

The governing body is made up of representatives from the community, the local authority, staff and parents.  The governing body are responsible for ensuring high standards of achievement for all pupils by:

 

  • Setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;

  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that money is well spent.

     

Governors meet as a full governing body six times a year and are supported by the work of two sub-committees:

 

  • The Resources committee which meets once a term to focus on staffing, finance, premises and facilities

  • The Development & Strategy committee which meets once a term to focus on progress and attainment, strategic targets and priorities for school development, data analysis and performance management.

 

Governors may also serve on panels of governors to:

 

  • Appoint the headteacher and other senior leaders;

  • Appraise the headteacher;

  • Set the headteacher’s pay and agree the pay recommendations for other staff;

  • Hear the second stage of staff grievances and disciplinary matters;

  • Hear appeals about pupil exclusions

 

The role of governor is largely a thinking and questioning role, not a doing role. Click on the link below to find out about the people that make up the Governing Body and the ways in which they contribute to strategic decision making at Caldecott.

All of our Governors can be contacted through the school office.   

Full Governing Body 

 

 

The composition of the FGB is as follows:

           

  4 Parent Governors

  1 Local Authority Governor

  1 Staff Governor

  1 Headteacher

  7 Co-opted Governors           

 

Name of Governor Area of Responsibility

Type – Appointing Body – Term of Office 2018-2019 FGB record of attendance

Nature of declared interests

Date Disclosed

KATY WALSH

 

Resources

D&S

Headteacher – Ex-officio

 

01/09/2015

 

6 of 6 meetings

Employed – Caldecott Primary – Headteacher

Trustee – Trinity Learning

11/09/2018

11/09/2018

STEVE CROTHERS

Vice Chair of FGB

 

Resources (Chair)

D&S

Performance Review

Staff Pay Review

H&S

Complaints

Science

Local Authority - Nominated by LA, Appointed by Governors

 

03/12/2019 – 02/12/2023 (2nd term)

 

5 of 6 meetings

 

Employed – UKRI – Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Member – British Computer Society

Fellow – Royal Astronomical Society

11/09/2018

11/09/2018

11/09/2018

PHIL EDWARDS

 

D&S

EYFS

Childcare

Elected by Parents

22/03/2016 – 21/03/2020

5 of 6 meetings

Spouse – treasurer of Friends of Caldecott

 

10/12/2019

HARRY ROUTLEDGE

Chair of FGB

D&S

Resources

Pupil Premium

SEND

English

PE

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

05/09/2016 – 04/09/2020

5 of 6 meetings

Employed – Oxford City Council – ICT Service Delivery Manager

Member – Chartered Institute of Management

Spouse – Chair of Friends of Caldecott

11/09/2018

 

11/09/2018

10/12/19

RUTH COLLINS

 

Resources

E-Safety

Anti-bullying

Well-being

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

17/09/2019 – 16/09/2023

 

0 of 0 meetings

 

Employed – Oxford Brookes University

 

Member – (AUA) Association University Administrators

11/09/2018

 

11/09/2018

LIZ NEIGHBOUR

 

 

Elected by Staff

26/09/2017 – 25/09/2021

 

5 of 6 meetings

 

Employed – Caldecott Primary – Teacher

 

11/09/2018

 

 

EMMA KING

 

 

 

Associate Member appointed by Governing Body (not permitted to vote)

 

 

21/09/2016 – 20/09/2020

 

n/a meetings

 

Employed – Caldecott Primary - Deputy Headteacher

25/09/2018

JAMES JEFFERY

 

D&S - Chair

Maths

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

03/07/2018 – 02/07/2022

 

6 of 6 meeting

 

Director – James Solutions Limited

Parent of pupils at Caldecott

Spouse – Member of Friends of Caldecott

13/07/2018

 

10/12/2019

PAULA COPE

 

Resources

SEND

 

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

03/07/2018 – 02/07/2022

 

2 of 6 meetings

Employed – Director Deutsche Bank

11/09/2018

GEMMA WILLIAMS-ROUSE

D&S

Safeguarding Governor

PP

SEND

Elected by parents

01/11/2018 – 31/10/2022

5 of 5 meetings

Employed – Abingdon Carousel

16/08/2018

MARCEL AHMEDZAI

Elected by Parents

06/11/2019 – 05/11/2023

0 of 0 meetings

None declared

21/11/2019

ALAN NELSON

Elected by Parents

06/11/2019 – 05/11/2023

0 of 0 meetings

Employed – Head of Governance and Delivery, Mercer Workplace Savings

Partner – member of Friends of Caldecott - Secretary

08/2012

 

14/11/2019

VACANCY

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

 

VACANCY

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

 

VACANCY

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

 

 

Governors’ who have stepped down in the past 12 months

DAMON BOUGHEN

 

Co-opted appointed by Governing Body

03/07/2018 – 02/07/2022

Stepped down on 15/07/2019

 

 

 

ANDY BLYTHE

Elected by Parents

18/10/2016 – 17/10/2020 (2nd term)

Stepped down on 04/10/2019

 

 

 

RUTH COLLINS

 

Elected by Parents

18/10/2016 – 17/10/2020

Stepped down on 17/09/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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